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It depends what you want from one i guess.
The one i've got is called 'Pharmacology Condensed' by Maureen M. Dale and Dennis G. Haylett which i really like as it's got a lot of the basics without too much detail and lots of nice diagrams that demonstrate it very well
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The one I like is called the BNF - you look up what the consultant asked you to scribe and copy what it says.

The definitive textbook is Rang, et. al., I bought it in first year and used it less than half a dozen times.
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The one I like is called the BNF - you look up what the consultant asked you to scribe and copy what it says.

The definitive textbook is Rang, et. al., I bought it in first year and used it less than half a dozen times.
Ooh I completely forgot about the BNF! And it's usually the first one i go to for any pharmacology type issue, though it doesn't give enough information about mode of action as i sometimes need which is where i find the condensed book so useful
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I got Rang & Dale. Haven't used it much but it's quite straight-forward in its explanations and is good for reference. Pharmacology At a Glance is supposed to be excellent too if you don't want to fork out £30.
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I like Rang and Dale's Pharmacology too, it's pretty comprehensive.
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Rang & Dale seems to be a bit marmitey - check it out in the library first. I'm not such a fan personally but a lot of people really like it.
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I loved Rang and Dale. It goes through the basics of each topic before launching into the drugs and mode of action, which is a good refresher if you can't quite remember what the effects of histamine are (so that you can then figure out what the effects of blocking histamine are).
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BNF for the stuff that matters to the patient

Rang, Dale and Ritter for the sciencey stuff
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Our pre-clinical pharmacology course is pretty intense and heavily based on Rang and Dale. Definitely worth getting. I still find myself referring to it two years later to remind myself of mechanisms.
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Rang and Dale's ftw :love:.
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Looks like we have A favorite
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I wouldn't call it a favourite...
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I wouldn't call it a favourite...
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Most used?
Most owned. :p:
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Well, does doorstop count as a use?

I found this book really useful too: http://www.amazon.com/Basic-Clinical.../dp/0071410929
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Medical Pharmacology at a Glance is a good short version - lots of clear diagrams and a good amount of detail.

I like Rang & Dale for the more detailed parts though.

What's the library like at your uni? I'd try a few out before you buy any, or you might even be able to get away with just using the library ones. (Glasgow's "Study Landscape" means all I own is the Anatomy Colouring Book...)
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For the really hardcore go for Goodman & Gilman, literally all you need for Pharmacology
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I've got Lippincott's, which is quite good. I would read it more, but I have an aversion to textbooks...
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As before, Rang is pretty good. Don't buy a pharm textbook (unless you want a £40 doorstop). Use the library, that's what it's there for.
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